Conservative Wall Street Journal columnist Peggy Noonan said that Hillary Clinton "insulted her own country" by blaming voters and her own party for her loss in the 2016 election.
In a new op-ed, Noonan said that Clinton, who recounted all the reasons she believed she lost during the Code Conference on Wednesday, seems incapable of considering her own shortcomings.
"The worst part is that she insulted her own country by both stating and implying that America is full of knuckle-dragging, deplorable oafs who are averse to powerful women and would never elect one president. Has she not learned anything?" she asked. "Or was Mrs. Clinton simply the wrong woman, and the wrong candidate?"
At the Code Conference, Clinton said her campaign failed because of Russian interference, "misogyny" and a weak Democratic National Committee infrastructure, among other things.
Clinton also said she was "the victim of a very broad assumption that I was going to win."
"What is true is that throughout her career Mrs. Clinton has shown herself to be largely incapable of honest self-reflection, of pointing the finger, for even a moment, at herself," she wrote. "People can see this. It's part of why she lost."